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In his thesis, Lennart Ziebarth examines the criteria to which data is transported via the internet and to what extent network providers should be allowed to intervene in data transport.
How can information processing be made transparent and controllable again for individuals and institutions by new technologies?
Heise, N.; Schmidt, J.-H. (2014): Ethik der Online-Forschung [The Ethics of Online Research]. In: M. Welker, M. Taddicken, J.-H. Schmidt, N. Jackob (eds.), Handbuch Online-Forschung. Sozialwissenschaftliche Datengewinnung und -auswertung in digitalen Netzen [Handbook Online Research. Data Collection...
Schmidt, J.-H. (2016): Ethik des Internets [Internet Ethics]. In: J. Heesen (ed.), Handbuch Medien- und Informationsethik [Handbook for Media and Internet Ethics]. Stuttgart: J. B. Metzler. pp. 284-292.
Puschmann, C. (2017): Bad Judgement, Bad Ethics? Validity in Computational Social Media Research. In: M. Zimmer, K. Kinder-Kurlanda (eds.), Internet Research Ethics for the Social Age. New York: Peter Lang, pp. 95-113.
Analysis by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulz and Dr. Stephan Dreyer, commissioned by the Bertelsmann Stiftung.
Algorithmic systems evaluate people – which poses risks – for us as individuals, for groups and for society as a whole. It is therefore important that algorithmic processes be auditab...
Puschmann, C.; Bozdag, E. (2014): Staking Out the Unclear Ethical Terrain of Online Social Experiments. In: Internet Policy Review, Vol. 3(4).
"Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence", lecture by W. Schulz at the Copyright Conference "Zukunftsperspektiven im Urheberrecht [Future Prospects in Copyright Law]" on 14 September 2017 in Berlin.
"Big Data & Ethics", lecture by J.-H. Schmidt at the international workshop conference "Computational Communication Science", organised by J. Niemann-Lenz, S. Reich, D. Hefner, C. Klimmt and L. Reinecke and supported by the Volkswagen Foundation, on 15 February 2018 in Hanove...
“Ethical Issues in Digital Humanities Research”, talk by C. Puschmann as part of a seminar on “Ethics in Digital Humanities” at the University of Turku on October 1, 2015 in Turku, Finland.
All around the topic of digitisation, there is an abundance of buzzwords – from AR and VR or the autonomous car, big data, blockchain or broadband via cloud, digital transformation and disruption to e-health, Internet of things, AI, robotics, online security and wearables. What could be the real...
"Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence", lecture by W. Schulz at the International School of Law and Technology of the Institute for Technology & Society on 18 July 2017 in Rio de Janeiro.
"Roboethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence", lecture and discussion led by W. Schulz at the "Foundations of Robotics and Autonomous Learning Summer School" of the DFG Priority Programme "Autonomous Learning" on 6 September 2017 in Berlin.
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